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Born in Stuttgart, Robert Aldwin Schlumberger (1814-1879) was the founder of the famous Austrian winery. He learned the art of champagne production in Reims at the oldest champagne house Ruinart Père et Fils. On a trip to the Rhine he met his future wife Sophie Kirchner, gave up his position in Reims and moved to Wien in 1842. In a cellar in the Josefstadt district he made his first experiments with Lower Austrian wines. In 1843 he acquired his first vineyards such as the still existing Riede Goldeck in Bad Vöslau in the Thermenregion. There he was the first in the heartland of Austria to plant the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot for red wines aged in barriques.

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